countries to lower spending seems to be gaining ground. we are looking at a live picture. there is still hard buzzing to agree on where the cuts will fall. we have this from brussels. >> all the signs are positive. it has been a very long night. they started at 9:00 p.m. on thursday evening and went through till 9:00 a.m. on friday morning. they are just resuming after a little two-hour break. suddenly, they are optimistic that a deal can be done. there is still the small print to be negotiated. there are winners and, inevitably, there are losers. latvia, lithuania, estonia -- they are pretty unhappy about the way that they do not appear to have got anything from this deal. the richer countries, britain, sweden, the netherlands -- they are rather happy. britain, in particular.